To Ostracise Me Even Before Investigation is Shocking: Vijay Raaz

Vijay Raaz was arrested some time back after a crew member filed a case of molestation against him.

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Vijay Raaz speaks about allegations of molestation against him.

Vijay Raaz has opened up about the allegations of molestation against him. Speaking to The Times of India, the actor said he was shocked that even before investigation he was being ostracised.

"I have a daughter and I understand the gravity of the situation. Women's safety is of utmost concern to me. I am all for an investigation into the matter. However, what I am shocked about is that even before an investigation I am being ostracised and my services in the forthcoming films terminated. I have been part of the film industry for 23 years and still I am being treated this way".
Vijay Raaz, Actor

Raaz added that people jump to conclusions even before hearing the other side of the story. "It doesn't matter what the outcome is. People are quick to make judgements and it taints your life. I have been pronounced guilty even before the probe and my livelihood has also been affected. Does that not make me the victim. My family also has to face the society", the actor told the publication.

On 3 November, Vijay Raaz was arrested after a crew member filed a molestation case against him. Following this incident, an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) was set up by Sherni director Amit Masurkar and producer Vikram Malhotra to probe the matter, reported mid-day.

Vijay Raaz was shooting for the Vidya Balan-led film when the alleged incident took place, police officials said.

(With inputs from The Times of India)

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